- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - LeRoy Neiman’s artistic legacy is already on full display at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Now the Ali Center says it will announce a major donation on Tuesday from the foundation established by the artist.

The donation comes a few months after a Neiman painting showing Ali in a boxing pose was stolen from the Ali Center.

Authorities made an arrest but the print valued at $5,000 was not recovered.

The Ali Center says the newest donation from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation will become a prized addition to its permanent collection. The LeRoy Neiman Gallery is a popular attraction at the center.

Neiman, who died in 2012, was best known for his brilliantly colored images of sporting events and leisure activities. Ali and Neiman were longtime friends.


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